AGRI - DG Agriculture and Rural Development
ENV - DG Environment
JRC - Joint Research Centre
SANTE - DG Health and Food Safety
CLIMA - DG Climate Action
The group advises the Commission and the Directors of agricultural statistics (DGAS) in all relevant matters in the statistical domain of Agriculture and environment statistics.
Being part of the governance system of the European Statistical System, the group shall assist in preparing technical proposals in the area of Agriculture and environment statistics prior to the decisions to be taken by DGAS and the European Statistical System Committee (ESSC).
The group discusses and agrees methodology in the area of Agriculture and environment statistics, identifies best practices and discusses quality improvements.
The group discusses Eurostat's work planning in the area of Agriculture and environment statistics, ensuring improved data availability and quality.
The group is a platform to exchange know-how between countries and to co-operate at European level and with international organisations.
Note: the Gentleman / ESS Agreement(s) on Agriculture and environment statistics that may exist fall(s) under the mandate of the Working Group.
Assist the Commission in relation to the implementation of existing Union legislation, programmes and policies
Assist the Commission in the preparation of delegated acts
Assist the Commission in the preparation of legislative proposals and policy initiatives
Coordinate with Member States, exchange of views
In the light of better regulation principles, the WG proposes options for abolishing overlapping reporting obligations
Provides expertise to the Commission when preparing implementing measures, i.e. before the Commission submits these draft measures to a comitology committee